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Sandra D. - Reviews

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Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer
Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-Gazer
Author: Sena Jeter Naslund
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 8/10/2008
Helpful Score: 1


Life in 19th century New England as seen through the eyes of Capt. Ahab's wife who thinks like a 20th century California woman. Boring book that just doesn't work.


Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith
Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith
Author: Kathleen Norris
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 11/24/2006
Helpful Score: 1


this is one of my favorite spiritual writers. Norris's writing is beautiful, intelligent and thoughtful. I would never give this book up - it is a spiritual book I come back to again and again.
Sandra


The Blood-Dimmed Tide (John Madden, Bk 2)
The Blood-Dimmed Tide (John Madden, Bk 2)
Author: Rennie Airth
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 5/13/2007


Another excellent mystery from Airth.


Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before
Author: Tony Horwitz
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
 13
Review Date: 5/4/2007
Helpful Score: 3


This is a wonderful book. You learn the history of Capt Cook in a fun way. Horwitz alternates chapters with the historical Cook and his adventures with a buddy as they trace Cook's travels. My book club loved this one.


Desperation Dinners!: Home-Cooked Meals for Frantic Families in 20 Minutes Flat
Review Date: 4/17/2006
Helpful Score: 3


This is a great cookbook!! I use it frequently - easy recipes and quick but the meal is wonderful. Great for cooks with hungry people to feed and not much time.


England, England (Vintage International)
England, England (Vintage International)
Author: Julian Barnes
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/19/2007
Helpful Score: 2


Very sarcastic, funny book about the making of "England, England"- a theme park for the rich where everything NICE is happening. And close together.


Fifty Acres and a Poodle: A Story of Love, Livestock, and Finding Myself on a Farm
Review Date: 3/17/2007


Laskas is a wonderful writer. The book is much like her newspaper columns.


Immoral (Jonathan Stride, Bk. 1)
Immoral (Jonathan Stride, Bk. 1)
Author: Brian Freeman
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/7/2007


good mystery from a first time author


The Kite Runner
The Kite Runner
Author: Khaled Hosseini
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 2/9/2011


The author should have written a memoir.
This plot was unbelievable and silly. Hard to finish.


A Long Long Way (Dunne Family, Bk 2)
A Long Long Way (Dunne Family, Bk 2)
Author: Sebastian Barry
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
 20
Review Date: 8/26/2006


Excellent, touching book about Willie Dunne, a young Irish soldier in the English army during WWI.


Loss of Innocence
Loss of Innocence
Author: Chassie West
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 9
Review Date: 3/1/2007


good writing, good mystery. washington dc area, african-american characters.


No Great Mischief
No Great Mischief
Author: Alistair Macleod
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 14
Review Date: 1/4/2007


wonderful story of a family over generations - from Scotland to Canada.


A Reliable Wife
A Reliable Wife
Author: Robert Goolrick
Book Type: Paperback
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 1/16/2011
Helpful Score: 3


This is an awful book - poorly written, absurd plot. The only reason it sold so well was b/c of a great pr agent.
I have posted it, but don't waste your time.


So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
So Many Books, So Little Time: A Year of Passionate Reading
Author: Sara Nelson
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 9/5/2006
Helpful Score: 2


wonderful essays about the joys of reading ... and owning way too many books!!


What Came Before He Shot Her (Inspector Lynley, Bk 13)
What Came Before He Shot Her (Inspector Lynley, Bk 13)
Author: Elizabeth George
Book Type: Hardcover
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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Review Date: 3/17/2007
Helpful Score: 1


Excellent! I did not want to read it b/c of the ending of the last George book.
this is so good. She gets just right a family living on the edge of falling apart and how things keep going wrong.


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